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Medical Term:

chemokines

Pronunciation: kē′mō-kinz

Definition: Several groups composed of usually 8–10 kD polypeptide cytokines that are chemokinetic and chemotactic, stimulating leukocyte movement and attraction.

Synonym(s): intercrines

[chemo- + G. kineō, to set in motion]

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